Winsome Sears Shares Why She Chose to Serve Her Country

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My dad joined the marines because he said he could go with the action is and he loved the uniform. Why did you join the marines? Well, I joined the Marine Corps because when my grandmother died I was 18 years old at the time I was supposed to go to college, the very next month I was all set, everything my courses, my books were bought. But when she died, I looked at her in the casket, and I thought, well, what's the purpose of life if you're just going to die, all the good that she did, all the love she's dead. You see, I knew the lord, but I, you know, I was 18 years old. What do I really know? And I just thought my life was over. And I saw a jet magazine. I flipped it open. There was a Marine Corps advertisement. This was in Jamaica. It was in Jamaica. And I said, that's it. I'm going back to America, and the marines will give me a reason to live because I need some discipline, and that so when I joined the Marine Corps I was still a Jamaican citizen. But

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